Arts Abroad - Translation

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Theater
Organizations and Publishers to Translate Canadian Works

GrantWatch ID#: 177981
Agency Type:


Canada Council for the Arts


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Grants of up to $20,000 to USA, Canada, and International theater organizations, multidisciplinary arts organizations, and publishers to translate Canadian dramatic and literary works to languages accessible to an international audience. Eligible activities include the following:

-Translation and surtitling of Canadian-authored dramatic work into another language for foreign presentation;

-Translation of Canadian-authored literary work into a foreign language and related promotional activities.

Eligible Expenses:

-Costs related to translation and surtitling, based on the Canada Council’s rates;

-In addition, for literary translations, promotional expenses for the translated book.

Individuals who are Deaf or who have disabilities, including those living with mental illness, and require accommodation at any stage of the application process may be eligible for additional assistance.

Up to $20,000 for each translation.

Types of potential applicants to this component include:
-Theater and multidisciplinary groups and collectives
-Theater companies and dramaturgical organizations
-Multidisciplinary organizations
-International book publishers and theater organizations

Your eligibility to apply to this component is determined by the validated profile created in the portal.

Theater organizations presently receiving core (operating) grants can apply to this component. Other organizations presently receiving core (operating) grants cannot apply.

You may apply for activities that occur before you submit your application, those that receive funding from another Canada Council program or those on the general list of ineligible activities.

You may submit an application at any time before you complete the translation.

Decisions are usually issued within 3 months of the application date.

If you have not already done so, you must register in the portal at least 30 days before you want to apply.

You are encouraged to speak with a Canada Council Program Officer before submitting an application to this component for the first time.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Contact a Canada Council officer:

Canada Council for the Arts
150 Elgin St
P.O. Box 1047
Ottawa, ON Canada
K1P 5V8

1-800 263-5588 / 613 566-4414

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USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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